At the SPAC of Dawn
Good morning! Watch this space moving forward as a roundup of evening filings as well as news nuggets to nibble on beside your morning coffee.
Taken together with the three SPAC IPOs in October, Q4 has now matched the IPO totals of Q2 and Q3 of this year and presumably will best them before the year is out. With several major rumored non-SPAC IPOs gearing up for debuts in the first quarter of next year, the vibes are increasingly leaning towards normalcy to start 2024.
That said, November has started off slow in new announced deals with only one SPAC combination joining SPACInsider‘s announced column so far. Dealmaking tends to take a turkey nap at the midpoint of the month, so the coming weeks could be more about 40 new SPACs filed to IPO and the 153 with pending deals getting on and off the board, respectively.
News and Rumors
- Cooley: Delaware’s Chancery Court has seen a record caseload in 2023 with over 1,000 cases filed as of early October, 63 of which involve litigation around SPACs.
- Sky News: Arrival (NASDAQ:ARVL) has engaged Jefferies’ US office to raise raise fresh funding as it works through a restructuring with Alvarez & Marsal in the UK. Among the options being considered are a full or partial asset sale two years after initially going public with CIIG and four months after terminating a second SPAC deal with Kensington V.
- CanTech Letter: Following its bankruptcy, WeWork (NYSE:WE) disclosed that it is not currently planning to close any of its Canadian locations and is committed to growing its business there. BowX completed its combination with WeWork in October 2021.
- Black Mountain Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:BMAC) postponed its extension meeting, which was originally scheduled to be held on November 14, at 12:00 p.m., ET, and will now hold the meeting on November 17, at 10:00 a.m., ET. Additionally, the SPAC announced that it intends to enter into one or more non-redemption agreements with one or more stockholders.
Aimei Health Technology Co., Ltd (NASDAQ: AFJKU) announced the pricing of its $60 million IPO this evening. Its units are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol “AFJKU” on Monday, December 4, 2023. After the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and rights are expected to...
PROOF Acquisition Corp I (NYSE: PACI) announced this afternoon that it has closed its business combination with private aviation company Volato after shareholders approved the deal at a meeting on November 28. In total, including previous shareholder votes, shareholders opted to redeem an aggregate of 99.93% of PACI’s trust, leaving it with less than $215,000...
Adit EdTech (NYSE: ADEX) announced this morning that its shareholders have approved its business combination with bitcoin self-mining company Griid Infrastructure at a special meeting held yesterday, November 30. A total of 8,520,710 shares of common stock, representing approximately 95.7% of the outstanding shares entitled to vote, were present at the meeting, constituting a quorum...
At the SPAC of Dawn There had been hopes that this week would take one world conflict off the board, but combat has resumed in the Middle East as other eyes are likely to be fixed on new Fed comments today. The fighting in Gaza continues to not appear to have appreciable affects on the...
Chavant Capital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:CLAY) announced in an 8-K filing this afternoon that it has amended its business combination agreement with Mobix Labs. The amendment involves specific alterations to the exchange ratio, now set at a one-to-one ratio to determine how many shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock Mobix Labs’...